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Old 19 Jul 2004, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unwanted second hand Scoob

Hi All,
I'm always being asked about new/used car prices, spares prices etc in Japan.
Just been by my local used car lot to see what was in and spied a car that, to my knowledge, has been there since December.
It is a 2000 WRX STi with plenty spent on mods, it rides on HKS coil-overs, has carbon fibre wing mirrors, boost gauge and a huge rear spoiler.
Full stainless Steel exhaust.
It is immaculate outside, if a little dirty as it's been un-loved for so long, and also immaculate inside.
It has done 41,800 miles and is for sale at 8,400.
Would it have hung around so long at that price in the UK :shock:
Would it :?: I don't know :!:
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 08:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Would have been snapped up within minutes at that price :shock: Nice one cool... Ever thought about do an import racket

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Old 19 Jul 2004, 08:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just thought id have a look of the official subaru site.... I know they are a little on the expensive side but check this out for comparison....

REGISTERED: NOV 2001
MILEAGE: 39,630
REGISTRATION: FD51JCJ
TRANSMISSION: Manual
FUEL: Petrol
PRICE: 16,995

SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0 WRX-STI 4 DOOR FINISHED IN WR BLUE MICA WITH BLACK CLOTH INTERIOR. SPECIFICATION INCLUDES ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, DRIVERS AIR BAG, ALARM, ALLOY WHEELS, CENTRAL LOCKING, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ENGINE IMMOBILISER, HEAD RESTS, POWER STEERING, RADIO/CASSETTE, REAR WASH WIPE AND SERVICE HISTORY.


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Old 19 Jul 2004, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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send it over here cool i could double your money m8 :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm sure there are people making BIG money on imports.

BTW, for the hairy chested amongst us, how about this for a bargain :!:

Toyota Supra, again in very fine fettle, with just 40,000 miles.
Got to be a snatch at 4,400 if you like that sort of thing :shock:
Not my kind of car but is a lot of car for that kind of money :shock:

Sorry about the front shot, not in focus. Haven't got the hang of this camera yet ops:
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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is that an importers m8

if so have they got a web site
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was gonna ask the same - seems like very good deals!!

Website would be ace
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't think they export Big E.
Just a car supermarket type place.
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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right i'm coming to live in Japan then
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 11:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Good,
Bring me a few jars of Pataks Madras Curry Paste and some Poppadums and I'll meet you off the plane
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 11:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 01:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice scoob Cool but the first thing i'd do is get shoot of the rear spoiler
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Old 19 Jul 2004, 01:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How do you resist all these cars at such low prices. I change cars every year but if I lived out your way it would be every 3 months. :wink:
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 12:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Newie, some of the things they do to cars here is a crime :shock:
Bob, went to a place in Sendai a few weeks ago and I'd have gladly bought every car they had.
I was like a kid in a sweet shop The place was packed with Scoobs, EVO's, Skyliners, RX7 and 8's etc. All at silly money and all A1 condition with very low mileage, when I say low I mean none with more than 10,000 miles :shock:
I was like, Oh I want that one, No I want that one, Oh I want them all :!: :!:
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 12:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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In Japan, you'd first need to have that parking space...then there's the inspections (especially that nasty one for 2-year old cars).
And the Japan models might want octane that might be hard to find elsewhere (I used to be able to get 100 Octane Unleaded near an airport - but the station closed (might need to get it on the airfield ?).
My Dad lived in Shibuya for 8 years, long enough to actually get his own parking space...I went nuts in Aki Habara buying stereo gear when I visited. :shock:

And I also recall what we had to do to a US-Spec car to get it 'street-legal' in Europe.

Here in the USA, a person can have one (non-US-spec) import (in a lifetime), and it cannot be resold (except for scrap or perhaps parts). But the stupidity about fuel is enough to make it tough to feed a fussy engine...(many states mandate specific blends of ethanol, etc. Without any regard to what is most easily supplied - there are some 30+ specs for fuel and about 9 refineries large enough to deal with them - so occasionally there are shortages of specific blends despite adaquate oil supplys - politics are so exceedingly dumb sometimes...).

Speaking of politics - can one get a (stock) car that produces over 300 Hp in Japan ?

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